The source of this tutorial is this website.
If you want to use the BootSectorScan option then this tutorial doesn’t help you.
The command can be found into this folder and all arguments will be shown using the /? for help.
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender>mpcmdrun.exe /?
Microsoft Antimalware Service Command Line Utility (c) 2006-2015 Microsoft Corp
Use this tool to automate and troubleshoot Microsoft Antimalware Service
MpCmdRun.exe [command] [-options]
-? / -h Displays all available options
for this tool
The main command some with this basically 11 commands:
One example with multiple arguments: -scan -scantype X -path -disableremediation.
scan - as name suggests, it is used to scan file/folder.
scantype - defines which type of scan you want, quick scan, full scan or custom scan. ‘X‘ is a number
ranging from 0 to 3. All options are explained below:
0 – Default Scan.
Is this by default Full Scan for MSE.
1 – Quick Scan.
Quick scans your PC.
This option scans PC’s critical areas (like critical Windows files, registry, etc.) for all known
threats (whether severe or minor) and thereby reduce scan time.
2 – Full Scan.
Scan your whole PC and also full scan is only needed when quick scan detects something
3 – Custom Scan.
Scan only the file/folder you define in <path>.
file - defines the path for custom scan, therefore its needed with -scantype 3.
disableremediation - option is catch-everything-do-nothing kind of thing and its available with Custom
Scan i.e -scantype 3 only.